Saturday March 28th, 2015
Saturday March 28th, 2015
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Jonathan: Uncommon journey to greatness

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President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during his visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos, on March 12, 2015.  President Jonathan visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on March 12, and launched a new online mobile platform, X-Gen, designed to increase local investment. The platform is targetted at increasing the number of local investors in the country and to enable about 30 millions domestic investors have access to the market. AFP PHOTO

President Goodluck Jonathan comes across as one of the favourites in tomorrow’s election. Having learnt the ropes as a deputy governor, Vice-President, acting-President and President, he appears well groomed for the position he is seeking.

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Buhari: A consistent alternative

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

Within the span of about 18 years from 1985 to the turn of the century Muhammadu Buhari transformed from a military dictator to a democracy enthusiast. He has traced his conversion to the implosion of the former Soviet Union.

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There’ll be no post-election violence— Dr Fasehun

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Fasehun

Yoruba leadership is never purchased, it is never for sale. And the Yoruba people know their leaders.

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How I’ll revamp Nigeria — Okoye

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Presidential Candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Godson Okoye

Presidential Candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Barr. Godson Okoye, in this interview spoke on his mission and plans for Nigeria. He said among others that he will reposition the country declaring a state or emergency in five key sectors of security, health, agriculture, power and education, if elected.

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PDP, APC: Last minutes offensives on the Plateau

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APC-PDP

THREE days to the Presidential and National Assembly elections, political parties especially, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, in Plateau state are putting finishing touches to their campaign strategies to ensure their candidates emerge winners in the contest

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Election: We Are Headed For Victory, By Adamu Muazu

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Jonathan and Muazu

On Saturday, Nigerians will once again troop out in their numbers to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights to elect their President and members of the national parliament. (Senate and House of Representatives).
 

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Buhari is the change Nigerians are yearning for — Eloka

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Gen Buhari at Chatham House

Bernadine Ifeoma Eloka, a seasoned accountant is the CEO of Clarion Shipping West Africa, a business woman and grass root women mobiliser who is mobilizing the business community for change. She spoke on her passion for change.

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My vision of Nigeria in four years by Goodluck Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan

“When I was growing up in Otuoke, a small town in Bayelsa, as the son of a boat builder, life was hard. Of nine children to my parents, only two of us survived. But I had the chance to go to school. Many did not. I worked at my studies. God smiled on me. I am here today as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I tell you now: there is not a moment that I forget where I come from, or how tough life can be for so many of us

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Presidential Polls: We’re passionate about Buhari — Bamidele

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Bamidele

Rep. Opeyemi Bamidele, former national president of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, senior special assistant to the governor of Lagos State and presently chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Budget and Research in this interview reviews the developments in the polity giving reasons why he is passionately in support of the presidential aspiration of General Muhammadu Buhari

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Jonathan will win — Wogu

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*Chief Emeka Wogu, Minister of Labour and Productivity

Immediate minister of Labour and Productivity, Nwadiala Emeka Wogu in this interview gives reasons why President Goodluck Jonathan is in pole position to win this Saturday’s election.

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My differences with Obi — Obiano

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Obiano

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, celebrated one year of his swearing-in last Tuesday at a colourful ceremony at Ekwueme Square, Awka. In this chat with select journalists, he outlined his achievements in the last 365 days, his differences with his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi and his quest to make the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) a national party.

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My plan to defeat Jonathan and Buhari — Onovo, NCP presidential candidate

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Mr Martin Onovo

In this interview, the Presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party, NCP ,Mr. Martin Onovo maintains that there is no party that can defeat NCP in a free and fair election.

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PVCs: Distribution rate signals robust participation

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Chairman of the Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega

WITH Nigeria’s electoral map indicating that about 56, 431,255 people have so far collected their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, out of 68 million registered voters, the country for the first time appears poised for a more robust participation.

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Only paid praise singers want continuity — Arigbe-Osula

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Arigbe- Osula...Don’t  give the cartel a chance

Arigbe-Osula who is a keen supporter of the Muhammadu Buhari presidential aspiration in this interview gives his perspective why the former head of state should be elected president, debunks insinuations of hypocrisy in the support he is getting from party elders and dismisses opponents of the Buhari ascendancy as those committed to the retention of the system and structure of corruption

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Polls: How Jonathan, Buhari will battle for votes

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Buhari, Jega and Jonatrhan

President Goodluck Jonathan, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and his major rival, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have remarkably rewritten former assumptions putting the contest into what has become the most competitive election since the return of democratic rule in 1999

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Voting procedure for 2015 general elections

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Voting

It is imperative for the voters to know that no person shall be allowed to vote at any Polling Unit other than where he/she had registered and was duly accredited.

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Presidency: ‘Why the North should wait till 2019′

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IKIMI-1

Chief Tom Ikimi, the National Chairman of the Third Republic National Republican Convention (NRC), was part of the process that gave birth to the opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC), but now in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview, Ikimi speaks on his exit from the APC. He also explains why the North should wait till 2019 to return to power at the federal level while pointing out the flaws in the assumption that the APC will win the forthcoming polls overwhelmingly in the South-west and North-west geo-political zones.

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CONFAB Report Implementation: Jonathan’s Moment of History?

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Confab Closes— From left: President Goodluck Jonathan receiving Report of 2014 National Conference from  Chairman of the Confab, Justice Idris Kutigi at the closing ceremony of conference in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

Nigerian history, like the history of the United States of America, which Nigeria mirrors in extant constitutionalism, is full of historical epochs of regional tensions and the conflicts of powerful political interests.

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Some urgent tasks after the elections

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steve

This has been one election campaign during which we have ridiculed our leaders, contenders, and ourselves before the whole world. At times, it has appeared as if the international community was the electorate that needed to be wooed by political actors who tar-brushed one another in a campaign unprecedented by the fury of hate speech, insults, and emptiness of issues.

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Nigerians have made up their minds to vote out Jonathan – Kwankwaso

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Governor Rabiu Kwakwanso of Kano State was in Lagos last week for consultation with the Arewa community even as he used the opportunity to receive an award from the Global Excellence magazine. In an interview at the departure lounge of the Lagos airport, Kwakwanso said the smear campaign against his party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, can only further help the APC in the coming elections, because, according to him, “There are some who have already made up their minds, no amount of smear campaign that would change the minds of Nigerians”.

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Nigeria and the regime change agenda

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Prince Ned Nwoko

Many Nigerians regard US as a friend and partner in progress in regional, continental and global affairs. The interest of Washington in the growth and development of democracy in Nigeria is therefore taken as given and welcomed.

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Rivers boils: Killings everywhere, politicians hire cultists

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Wike and Amaechi

There is tension in Rivers state as the two major political parties, the All Progressive Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP continue to claim brutal murder of their members by the other.

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Rescue Nigeria, save us from another civil war, Igbo leaders tells Buhari

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APC Presidential Campaign Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, (middle) flanked by APC National Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, APC Chieftain and former Goverinor, Chief Ogbonnaya Ono, Eze Ndi Igbo Suleja, Amb (Dr.) Igwe Collins Chibueze Okoli, Uche Eginti Eze Udo, President General Igbo delegates Assembly (IDA) of the19 Northern States, Chief Damian Sunny Inyamah and others adopt GEN Muhammadu Buhari for 2015 Presidency at the APC Presidential Campaign office in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE

Ahead of next week presidential election, Igbo Leaders in the 19 northern States yesterday declared support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Mohammadu Buhari, urging him to rescue the country from being run aground by President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Anybody talking about Interim National Govt is out of his mind —Tanko Yakassai

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Tanko Yakassai

By CHIOMA GABRIEL & ANOZIE EGOLE Alhaji Tanko Yakasai was a member of the Northern Elements Progressive Union during the first republic. His first foray into politics started in 1949 when as a member of the Kano Youth Association which had joined Jam’Iyyar Mutanen Arewa, then a cultural association. In 1952, he was elected treasurer

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Ugwuanyi will surpass Chime’s performance — Sheddy Ozoene

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Sheddy-Ozoene

The chances of the party in Enugu have never been brighter and I have no doubt that it will win resoundingly in both the state and federal elections slated for March 28 and April 11, respectively. The past 8 years of Governor Sullivan Chime have been the most glorious for the party and the state, so the people have every reason to renew their support and confidence in the PDP.

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What we told President Jonathan in Delta

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HRH Charles Ayemi-botu, N-Delta monarch

One could look at it from several perspectives. Was it out of frustration? Was it to prove to the unsuspecting public that for some time he had been fraternizing with the opposition party and it is time now to come to the open by way of tearing his membership card. Because whichever way you look at it, it was messy for him and no justification whatever for him to tear the membership card of a party on whose platform that he had served the country for two tenures.

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Jonathan congratulates Netanyahu

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Jonathan and Netanyahu

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his victory in Tuesday’s general elections in Israel.

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Ambode, Agbaje: Racing for non-indigenes’ votes

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jimi-ambode

LAGOS State remains the commercial capital and economic nerve center of Nigeria.

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Rivers Violence: Trading blames

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•Wike and Peterside: Is the smile for real?

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP had in the past been the bulldog in past elections in Rivers State having been in control of the state administration. Now for the first time, the party is fighting from the disadvantaged position of the opposition, and it is a fight of brawn.

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Cross River : The raging battle among parties

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Senator Liyel Imoke

About a month ago, the three   major political parties contending for elective positions in Cross River State signed an undertaking in the presence of the state Police Commissioner,   Mr Henry Fadairo to be peaceful as they go about their electioneering campaign. By Emmanuel Una The three parties are the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, which is

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Our promise to Lagosians borders on security, education, others – Ambode

  /   in Elections 2015, Politics 10:20 pm   /   Comments

Ambode; Will he succeed Fashola?

THE standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the April 11 governorship polls, in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said his manifesto is entitled: “OUR PROMISE.”

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Delta: Why Okowa will win Urhobo votes – Oshevire

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HONOURABLE Abel Oshevire is a former member of the Delta State House of Assembly. He was elected into the House in 2007 and he was the Chairman of the House Committee on Information. Before his election into the House, Hon Abel Oshevire was the Senior Special Assistant (Media) to Chief James Onanefe Ibori from 1999 to 2007. He is a strong member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In this interview, Oshevire bared his mind on the 2015 election and the place of the PDP

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